Denison High School

Denison High School is a public high school in Denison, Texas, United States and classified as a 5A school by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) . It is part of the Denison Independent School District located in north central Grayson County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

Denison High School
4200 N Hwy 91


School typePublic high school
School districtDenison Independent School District
PrincipalDr. Cavin Boettger
Teaching staff94.90 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,312 (2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio13.83[1]
Color(s)    Black & Gold
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAAA (5A)
MascotYellow Jacket
YearbookThe Yellow Jacket
WebsiteDenison High School


The Denison Yellow Jackets compete in these sports - [3]

Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Track, Tennis, Softball & Baseball

State titlesEdit

Denison (UIL)

  • Football - [4]
    • 1984(4A)

Denison Terrell (PVIL)

  • Football - [5]
    • 1947(PVIL-1A)^, 1948(PVIL-1A)


State finalistsEdit

Denison (UIL)

  • Football - [6]
    • 1995(4A), 1996(4A), 1997(4A)


Denison High School and neighboring Sherman High School have had a long-standing football rivalry dating back to 1906. Each year, the schools play for "The Battle of the Ax" in which an engraved ax is awarded to the winner. This is the longest continuous rivalry among all high schools in the state of Texas.[7]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "DENISON H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  5. ^ "UIL Centennial Webpage". Archived from the original on January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  6. ^ UIL Football Archives
  7. ^ "Battle of the Axe". Archived from the original on January 26, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  8. ^ Tongish, Dawn (January 16, 2009). "'Hero on the Hudson' Pilot grew up in North Texas". Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: The 33 News. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2009.
  9. ^ "Welcome to Denison ISD". Denison Independent School District. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2009.
  10. ^ "Singer from Denison releases debut album". Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  11. ^ "From Denison to the NFL, Jordan Taylor makes Broncos 53-man roster".

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°44′10″N 96°32′39″W / 33.73608°N 96.544147°W / 33.73608; -96.544147